By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Sean Miller is the current men’s basketball coach at the University of Arizona. In his short tenure at Arizona, he has won two Pac 12 Championships and Pac 12 Coach of the Year honors. Coach Miller teaches his sons how to react in the post if you are being played on the high side or on the low side. He also talks about how not to panic and what to do if you’re being fronted on the block.
Low Post Awareness
Athlete Movements: Before the player catches the ball, Miller stresses that he or she should have active feet before the entry pass is made, elbows out to establish position, and to have your feet in the air when the ball is in the air.
Once the player catches the ball with his or her’s back to the basket, he or she should chin the ball and be strong with it. In this situation it is better to take your time than to be in a rush. Coach Miller wants the offensive player to be aware of their opponent’s positioning and then to go opposite of where the defense is playing.
Active feet before the entry pass is made
Elbows out while establishing position
Ball in the air, feet in the air
Chin the ball once you catch it
Get an idea of your opponent’s positioning and then make your move
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sean Miller is the current men’s basketball coach at the University of Arizona. Coach Miller believes all players should learn how to play with their backs to the basket. It doesn’t matter if you’re a center or point guard. Watch as he starts off with the ‘Mikan Drill’ that emphasizes proper footwork.
Basic Low Post Play
Athlete Movements: You must go off the right foot on the left side of the basket and off the left foot on the right side of the hoop. It’s also critical that the player in the drill does not bring the ball down low. This prevents the player from being stripped of the ball during a game situation. On the shot, getting proper rotation on the ball is very important. Coach Miller emphasizes rolling the ball off of your thumb for the correct rotation.
1) Keep the Ball No Lower Than Your Shoulder
2) Proper Footwork
3) Roll the Basketball Off of the Thumb for Proper Rotation on the Shot.